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R. J. Corman Railroad Services completed 17.2 miles of surfacing and performed rail adjustments on two curves during a 48-hour uninterrupted shutdown of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) light rail system. Due to consistent, daily wear and tear, it was time to conduct scheduled maintenance and repairs on the line.  
As the PTC mandate approached its end-of-2018 deadline, railroads began looking for companies who could complete large scale construction on tight deadlines. Norfolk Southern awarded R. J. Corman Signaling with the job of upgrading or fully installing PTC in 37 locations. The job began in November of 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama and was concluded at the end of April 2018 in Mobile.  
R. J. Corman Railroad Services was awarded a job as the primary contractor for a rail relay job for Kansas City Southern in Oilton, Texas. They were tasked with relaying approximately 76,000 lineal feet of rail, and welding it across the Laredo Subdivision. The job began on January 9th, and ended on February 16th in Robstown, Texas. The goal was to get the job completed by February 27th, but the R. J. Corman Railroad Services’ crew was able to complete the job 11 days early.
A rail broke on a bridge in Bluffs, Illinois leading to a derailment of 11 5-packers. Due to 3,000 feet of rail damage, twenty loaded containers remained upright on one half of the bridge, but twenty additional loaded containers accordioned, and slid down the embankment on the other side of the bridge. Knowing a quick response time was critical, and many additional resources were needed, R. J. Corman Railroad Services Emergency Response was called to the location.  
Starting in June of 2016, R. J. Corman Railroad Services began construction of a new classification yard, and the expansion of the existing yard, for Kansas City Southern in the Sasol Chemical facility in Westlake, Louisiana. In total, 35 miles of new track, 132 turnouts and 136 switches were constructed. A team of 150 R. J. Corman Railroad Services employees worked for 18 months to complete the project.  
The R. J. Corman Railroad Switching Company has provided switching services for Toyota Tupelo since 2011. Their operations are focused on loading and unloading large groups of cars and fulfilling unique customer requirements. For Toyota Tupelo, they get involved immediately after production by taking the vehicles right off the production line to the trucks or railcars, and loading the vehicles for transportation. Over 600 cars were handled by R. J. Corman, daily in 2017.
R. J. Corman Signaling has met the demands placed on the railroads by providing PTC installation and support to several Class I and short line railroads in 2016 and 2017. Over 60,000 miles of rail network needed to be developed, installed and the technology tested to make rail transportation even safer than it already was by automatically stopping a train before accidents occur. Positive Train Control (PTC) became required in 2008 when Congress passed a mandate requiring privately owned railroads to have the technology installed by 2018.  
In August 2017, out of the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Harvey formed and made its way toward the United States coast. As a Category 4 storm, Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana on August 25th and began pouring down torrential amounts of rain on the states. Some areas hit by the storm got up to 40 inches of rain, and a 1-in-1,000-year flood submerged 30% of the City of Houston and nearby towns. Between the winds, rain and flooding, Hurricane Harvey left a wake of destruction in Texas from Corpus Christi to Beaumont.  
Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Coast on September 10 before degrading into a remnant low over Alabama and subsequently dissipating on September 13 over Missouri. During that time, large amounts of rain fell across the state of Georgia as well. In Jesup, severe flooding caused a culvert to fail at the primary rail interchange at Rayonier Advanced Material which is served by R. J. Corman Switching Company. Eighty-five percent of the mill’s revenue flows through this interchange point, and the customer was concerned about delayed rail cars and shipments.
Triple-S Steel was established in 1960 in Houston, Texas. For the past 57 years, they have grown from a small family retail operation, to selling nearly 500,000 tons of steel products a year.  In May of 2014, R. J. Corman Distribution team began helping Triple-S Steel with a large warehouse in Woodburn, Kentucky where they ship their products. In July and August of 2017, the Distribution team unloaded 3,197 tons of steel, and stored it in the laydown yard before loading it onto trucks and railcars and shipping it out throughout the nation. 
For nine years, R. J. Corman Railroad Company served the J.M. Smucker jelly plant on their Tennessee Terminal, but the plant slowly began to decrease the production of its fruit spreads. Smucker’s announced in 2010 the plan to close the jelly plant in Memphis, Tennessee by the summer of 2013, and instead, was going to invest more into the facility in Orrville, Ohio, where the company is based. However, in early 2013, Smucker’s representatives from Ohio contacted R. J. Corman to gain insight on a potential peanut butter plant site. Immediately we showed them the rail line that was serving the jelly plant in Memphis, Tennessee.
Hankook Tire built their first manufacturing facility in the United States in Clarksville, Tennessee. The company has 8 locations worldwide, but decided when they built the Tennessee facility to start receiving their material by rail for the first time. R. J. Corman Railroad Company began construction on a rail spur in March of 2015, building track on the inside of the facility and out to their Memphis Line.